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never say this again but they asked me to say this. they said to say c.i.a. , cowboys, indian, alliance. we're going to say what they want me to say. ♪ >> on beat. on beat. get ready. here we go. c.i.a. c.i.a. [crowd chanting "c.i.a."] >> make some noise! ♪ >> howdy, washington! [cheers and applause] >> i bring greetings from the first nation communities of northern british columbia, canada. firstly, as my first nation protocol of respect, i must thank chief tiak of the piskatowe indian nation for allowing us to do business on their traditional territories and for their warm letter of welcome. i am jackie thomas from saikuz first nation. i've been a government chief for many years but more importantly, i'm a member of the fro clan. it's my responsibility as a fro clan member to take care of the water. each of our clans have their own responsibilities and we all work in unison to restore this great land that we live on. this traditional governance system that i'm a part of has been and has survived generations and generations of attacks to assimilate us, but my traditional governance
by the operational mentality in the cia after being in the building no more than a month. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also, i think, was rolled by the military, that's how you got to serge of forces. i think he realized he was had by the military, and i think that's important. one of the reasons i'm a little more optimistic about this second term is i think this is a wiser man in terms of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact that he has ended in the war in iraq, he has meandering towards ending the war in afghanistan, he's allowing the pentagon, and you've got to remember when you look at the pentagon, you're looking at an institution that has the fine motor skills of a dinosaur. it takes the pentagon a long time to put together a timetable such as for withdraw. all obama has to do, and i know it's not this simple, but i would look at the experience, came in in 1995, gave the speech in 1996, announcing the bleeding wound, he had nazis tell schulz we were getting out and the military had a year to turn it around, and they wouldn't be able to. 88, they announced the
sands pipeline. they asked me to say this. cia. cowboys and indians alliance. that is what it stands for. are you with me? cia. come on. ♪ on me. c.i.a. c.i.a., c.i.a. ♪ight" fun.] ♪ >> county, washington. -- howdy. i bring greetings from the first nation communities in british columbia, canada. firstly, as my first nations protocol of respect, i must thank mustkayak of the indian nation for allowing us to do business in their traditional territories and for their warm letter of welcome. -- thank you chief kayak. i am jacki thomas from saik'uz first mission. i have been a member of government for many years. i am a member of a proud plan. it is my responsibility to take care of the water. each plan has the responsibility and we all work in unison to restore this great land that we live on. this traditional government system i am a part of has survived generations and generations of attacks to assimilate us, but my traditional government system is alive and well. it will continue to be alive and well into the future. [applause] i am a mother of four and a grandmother of one. i was
. on their face i don't expect the senate to reject mr. brennan for cia chief, and despite mr. hagel's troubles in the confirmation hearing, i don't expect he will be blocked as a matter of substance or his performance in the hearings. but it is true that if a couple of senators decide to hold things up because they want more answers, it gives the administration a choice. it can either go to bat against the republicans and say they're being unreasonable, they're being political, they need to back down, or they could make a decision we just want to get this thing through, let's try to give them enough information to satisfy them and get it over with. jon: a mouthpiece for the administration in this situation said these are critical national security positions, and individual members -- meaning senators -- shouldn't play politics with their nominations. but isn't that what happens at every nomination, the senators trot out their list of wants, you know, information wise from the administration and use some leverage? >> yes, i mean -- well, jon, that's what advise and consent ultimately means. it
to oppose his nominees for top cabinet slots at the pentagon and cia. republican senator lindsey graham threatened to hold up those picks until the white house delivers more information about the attacks in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting, did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the libyan government to help these folks? what did the president do? yes, i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton, joe biden said, no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> you are saying that you are going to block the nominations -- you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer? >> yes. >> now, john mccain has already think that he doesn't think republicans ought to filibuster this. what will you do? you're just going to put a hold on it? >> yeah, i'm not filibustering. this is a national security failure of monumental proportions, and i'm not going to st
as structure of the cia and secretary of defense, i have seen firsthand how modern tools like remotely piloted platforms in cybersystems have changed the way wars are five and that given our men and women, the ability to engage the enemy and engage the course of battle even from afar. i have always felt having seen the great work that they do day in and day out, that those who performed an outstanding manner should be recognized. unfortunately, metals that the otherwise may be eligible for, simply did not recognize that kind of contribution. and for that reason, recognizing these technological advances, i am pleased to announce that i formally approved the establishment of a new distinguished warfare model. the model provides distinct recognition for the extraordinary achievements that directly in fact a combat operations. that combat entails. our military reserves his pious declarations were who have died actions for their lives are on the line and we will continue to do so. we should also have the ability to honor the extraordinary actions that make a true difference in combat operations in
be the choice to lead the cia. he would be much more directly involved in the benghazi matter, but this is a way to try to pressure the administration to provide information that congress believes it has a right to have. now, the white house could certainly argue that what the president was doing or what time he went to bed, those sorts of questions, are sort of under an executive privilege. they don't have to tell them about that. it does have a political question. how engaged was the president once he was notified at 5:00 p.m. by secretary panetta that there was an unfolding assault happening in benghazi. those are things that came out through recent testimony through panetta, and the joint chiefs chair that had he had not spoken to the president again after initially informing hem. that created a new sort of political oxygen for republicans who want to know if there was a missing ambassador, what was the president doing, and, of course, the white house says that he was being properly informed by his national security team and so forth, but there are questions they want to know. crediting the
. but in any case, you're not going to have a cia director either until after the recess. >> if chuck hagel ultimately ends up confirmed, and that was part of the white house statement today saying listen, he has majority support, he got 58 votes on the cloture vote today, which implies he is going to be confirmed, if they ever allow a vote. once we get defense secretary chuck hagel, what does what we just went through mean for what the relationship's going to be like between congress and the pentagon? congress and the pentagon are a little bit at each other's throats right now anyway because of the negotiations around the sequester and how the pentagon budget is going to proceed not only over this next year but over the next few years. what's it going to mean between congress and the pentagon once chuck hagel's in charge after they made him go through this? >> well, if the president thought that by having a republican in the cabinet at the pentagon he was going to buy any kind of loyalty or relationship with republican senators, he can think again about that. because this simply isn't happ
say that i am proud of my contribution is the director of the cia and secretary of defense. i will carry the memory of having worked on the bin laden operation at the cia with me for a long time to come. it was a very special operation. i think it did a great deal to try to keep this country safe. the other effort to undermine the leadership of al qaeda are both military and operations working together, and probably the finest example that i have seen in my time of military intelligence operations coming together to go after the enemy who attacked this country. i think we have done a great deal. not only to weaken al qaeda, but to weaken and undermine their ability to attack this country in the future. i am proud of the defense strategy that has been put in place. the defense budget has been reduced by almost a half trillion dollars. but i think it really makes good sense for the country in terms of the 21st century. and i hope that ultimately we can make the budget strategy a reality for the future. i am also proud of the opportunities for everyone to serve in the military. f
it that is depicted in the movie. >> he is the latest in the string of officials to come away with that. cia interrogations classified and released that reviewed 6 million pages of documents found torture was not a component in finding osama bin laden. reauthorize the violence against women in a vote, 78-22. all 22 votes were republican men. every female senator supported the bill. now it goes to the house. in case there's any doubt, elizabeth warren is going to be an asset. after her election in november there was discussion of whether she would be assigned to it. well, at her very first hearing were a number of banking regulators, she showed just why she deserves to be up on the dance. >> the question i really want to ask is about how tough you are, about how much leverage you really have in these settlements and what i would like to know is tell me a little bit about the last few times you have taken the biggest financial institutions on wall street all the way to a trial. >> they didn't have a lot of answers to that. the crisis that has truth to it is the idea that existing regulations c
a pay increase to d.e.a. agents on the borders, to the c.i.a. agents who track down osama bin laden. this is a rotten, rotten thing to do. for what? to score some political -- >> this is a rotten thing to do. we are not reducing the deficit at all. we need to save at the american taxpayers' money -- the bottom line is, this is a cheap political stunt. the victims here are working people. none of them should be surprised, because this is the republican signature issue -- ago after working people. want to balance the budget? punish working people. want to find this or that? ago after working people. enough. enough of this war against our working families. mr. speaker, what is frustrating is that here we are debating a bill that is really going nowhere, that is about a press release. my republicans will go on vacation tomorrow. it will not be back for a week. and we will have four legislative days left to deal with sequestration. on march 4, all of these across- the-board cuts will go into play. guess what? we will lose 750,000 jobs. that is not my estimate. that is what the head of om
operations but are not involved in combat. so the people sit down like at c.i.a. headquarters or in the pentagon with the joystick, killing targets overseas, qualify for a medal of honor. >> really surreal world. >> bill: it is isn't it? >> the air force has these bases in colorado are like a field of trailers or container -- boxes. and these guys, they have normal lives with wives and kids at home and they drive in the office and get in one of the bunkers, sit behind a computer and spy on them and sometimes kill people in the tribal areas of pakistan or afghanistan. it is a really bizarre situation. >> bill: then go home and barbecue chicken for the kids. >> there is a situation comedy brewing in there somewhere. a tv show. >> bill: how did it go at the office today hon? well, i killed five. no. it really troubles me. so many aspects of it. we've talked a lot about president obama's state of the union. i want to get to that with you. and about marco rubio's response, particularly the water bottle. nobody is talking about poor rand paul. there was a third state of the union, r
so effective. in my pastoral as the cia director, she was someone who understood the importance of intelligence and intelligence operations. understood the importance of doing everything to be able to go after those who attacked our country on 9/11. as a senator, she saw the terror of that moment firsthand. you know, she had never lost sight of the fact that we had to go after those who attacked us on 9/11 and use every capability that we have. she was always there supporting our mission and operations, and i appreciate that support. particularly during the bin laden operation. they there is a movie out on us. the guy who plays me is not quite right. [laughter] i mean, my preference would have been someone else. [laughter] but the truth -- i've been asked about that. the fact is that i lived through that operation. there is no way you can take 10 years of all the work that has been done, even in the last four years or two years after that operation i was involved with. there is no way you can take that and put it into a two-hour movie. the fact is there was a tremendous amount o
a mentor who was in the seals and who went on to the c.i.a., who got a call two hours after the raid from some high government official saying it was your guy. >>steve: it's the guy that you talked to and you spent a lot of time hearing his story. why is he coming out right now, phil? >> well, i think -- the story evolved over time. it was really a story talking about his experiences. it became clear to me that he's guys are tough, resill kwrapbt, resource -- resilient, all sorts of things. but they are portrayed as super human as opposed to human with great skills. i wanted to portray through this guy, this group of guys who do all the extraordinary things they are asked to do by the government, by all of us to keep us safe and secure and at the same time talk about the kind of support they're not getting from the government, frankly, and the private sector. >>brian: they don't do it for the money. they don't do it for the fame. they don't feel comfortable receiving it. but in any of these guys on that mission, i imagine, would have pulled the trigger had they been in that spot. what you
of the budget committee, o.m.b., president's chief of staff, head of the c.i.a., secretary of defense -- he, after all these years, has gone home to his farm and his family in california. we do not have at 12:00 today a secretary of defense. these across-the-board cuts are going to be very difficult. the pentagon needs a leader to oversee and manage historic cuts and ensure they're made in a responsible way. just a minute about senator hagel. he was an enlisted man in the vietnam war. he didn't have to go. he enlisted. the story of senator hagel is not a legend; it's true. he was an heroic warrior, an infantryman. he saved his brother' brother's. when he was a senator -- he saved his brother's life. when he was a senator here, the picture on his wall was of he and his brother in vietnam on a carrier. he's proud of his service. he should be. wounded two times, an infantry squad leader, a man of integrity and dedication. he has a deep understanding of our national security establishment. gained not only from his military service but as a united states no member o senator, meme foreign intelli
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